Journalists Dig in on Delta Variant Risks and Opioid Overdose Deaths

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed outbreaks caused by the covid-19 delta variant in Missouri and elsewhere on Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Weber on Newsy Read Weber’s “The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord“ KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed opioids and the rise in overdose deaths on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on […]

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Delta variant on the rise in US: What to know

Scientists need to use actual COVID science, not political science: Rep. Davidson Congress demands investigation as athletes suspect they picked up the coronavirus from Wuhan Military Games in October 2019. Rep. Warren Davidson with analysis. What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it […]

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Court order on AstraZeneca falls short of EU demand

A Belgian court ordered AstraZeneca to deliver 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to EU member states by September 27—far fewer than Brussels had demanded. Both sides claimed victory, with the European Commission stressing the firm would pay a financial penalty for each missed dose and the company promising it would easily meet the target. The UK-based pharmaceutical company […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on Australians

Young people, women and those on lower incomes fared worst in maintaining their wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdowns in South Australia, according to the results of a new Flinders University survey. The study measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of South Australians using an innovative wellbeing framework that reflects on various dimensions of life developed by Flinders […]

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Cocaine’s effect on the brain: Fruit fly research shows impact at the cellular level

New research from the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics has identified specific cell clusters in the brain of the common fruit fly affected by acute cocaine exposure, potentially laying the groundwork for the development of drugs to treat or prevent addiction in humans. While cocaine’s neurological effects are well known, the underlying genetic sensitivity to the drug’s effects is […]

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Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike for over 3 weeks—how long can humans survive without food?

From time to time, generally when there’s a public case of a hunger strike, people ask me how long a person can survive without food. The hunger strike generating attention at the moment is that of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny, who was arrested in January after returning to Russia, began refusing food on March 31 in protest at […]

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Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people

A consistent number of young people are having energy drinks daily, despite an overall drop in the consumption of sugary beverages over time, new research has found. Academics at Cardiff University analyzed the responses of more than 176,000 secondary school children aged 11 to 16. They found between 2013 to 2017, when their use began to be recorded, the proportion […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes reduces risk of COVID-19 spread: CDC

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in US John Hopkins University professor of health policy Dr. Marty Makary weighs in on CDC’s new air travel guidance on ‘FOX News Live’ Blocking middle seats on planes reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19, a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. As airlines continue to allow […]

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